Press Release – Life Flight Trust
A stock car driver was seriously injured at the Te Marua Speedway track in Wellington last night. His car hit another car during a race, and then struck a concrete wall.
Life Flight responded with a Wellington free ambulance paramedic onboard the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.
After being extricated from his car by on-track emergency services the man, in his early 50s, was treated on scene before being flown to Wellington Hospital Emergency Department, where he was assessed for serious injuries.
The Life Flight Trust is a charity providing air rescue and air ambulance services. It operates the Wellington based Westpac Rescue Helicopter and a national air ambulance service. It relies on support from the public and sponsorship from partners such as Westpac to provide these services. Further information can be obtained from www.lifeflight.org.nz